Wow, 5 years already since Neka and I had our first litter of puppies. On the 13th of June we wished very happy birthdays to Kultainen (aka Koda), Taika, Pikkukarhu (aka Karhu, aka Mr K), Seppo (aka Diesel), Taito, Keksi and Tuuri (aka Torvi). Although, I have to say that although the owners of those fabulous first Infindigo dogs are saying "five, already!?" to tell you the truth, I'm saying "only five!?" Because a lot has happened to me and and my dogs in those 5 years - that was even before the birth of the blog. Eons ago, surely! There have been 4 more litters since then, for example. 27 more puppies.
But, back in the day, here's how cute that first litter were. In these photos they are 5-6 weeks old.
Finnish word meaning "Golden"
Owned by the Golden family
Pet name "Koda"
Finnish word meaning "Magic" or "Spell"
Owned by the Wilson family where she now lives with her own daughter, Minna
2 Finnish words stuck together, meaning "Little" & "Bear"
Owned by Scott & Wendy Gilmour where he now features as "Mr K" in Wendy's very successful fashion & lifestyle blog, Thankfifi
Pet name also "Karhu"
Blacksmith from the Finnish Kalevala
Owned by the Groves family
Pet name "Diesel"
Finnish name meaning "skill" or "expertise"
Owned by the McCarthy family
Finnish word meaning "biscuit"
Owned by Daniel Spencer & Jim McGinley
She now lives with her adopted brother Ismo and her own son, Kuura
Finnish word meaning "luck"
Owned by the Giles family
Pet name Torvi, finnish word meaning "nose"
And if you'd like to see how cute they are at 5 years, you can visit their individual pages by clicking on their names here.
Stay tuned - as soon as I get my photos sorted I'll post some from our birthday walk / mini-reunion.